AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 
 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Antiques and Early Photography

Lot#: 599

DESCRIPTION: Leonard Wells Volk, a bronze statue of a standing Abraham Lincoln, holding the Emancipation Proclamation the well modeled figure in formal attire, with patinated surface, and marked "Copyright by Leonard W. Volk, 1891", mounted to a round, black granite base. This bronze was first displayed in the Columbian Exposition World's Fair in Chicago in the Springfield Watch Pavillion in 1892 - 93. The Illinois Watch Co. produced the Abe Lincoln model specifically for introduction at this fair.
CONDITION: very good overall, surface with lacquer. Note that this is a 20th century recast of the Volk original. Leonard Wells Volk (1828- 1895) was an American sculptor, and maker of one of two life masks of President Lincoln. He studied in Paris under Jean-Leon Gerome, and pursued further study in Rome. He was a founder of the Chicago Academy of Design, where he taught for eight years. A copy of this figure was shown at the 1892 World's Columbian Exposition, in the Springfield Watch pavilion.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $2000
CIRCA: 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 34in x 12in x

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Lot#: 600

DESCRIPTION: Henry Merwin Shrady, a patinated bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln, the turned base supporting the well dressed figure, the back marked "261", and base signed H.M. Shrady, and with foundry mark
CONDITION: good overall, base dirty, minor abrasions through patination, back of base with losses to surface. Henry Merwin Shrady (1871- 1922) is best known for his creation of the Grant Memorial on Union Square in Washington, D.C. He received the commission in 1902, at age 31. The memorial was supposed to be finished five years later, but was not completed until 1921. The monument was dedicated on April 27, 1922, fifteen days after the death of the artist.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $200
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 17in x 11in x 7.25in

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Lot#: 601

DESCRIPTION: John Rogers, New York, a small bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln by Gorham, New York founder, the pose very much like that seen in a contemporary photograph by Matthew Brady, the president seemingly deep in thought, the well modeled figure mounted to a round, black granite base with beveled edge, and signed "John Rogers, New York". John Rogers (1829- 1904) was an American sculptor, best known for his plaster casts of genre scenes, known as "Rogers Groups". The fact that they could be reproduced easily made them much more affordable to the middle class, earning him the title of the "peoples sculptor". His work in bronze is far less common than his plaster casts. His three bronze castings include "Pickett's Charge", "One More Shot" and this bust of Lincoln.
CONDITION: very good overall, dirty, and with minor spotting. Note that this a 20th century recast of Rogers original bust.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 8.5in x 5in x

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Lot#: 602

DESCRIPTION: England, oil on panel, Resting at the Edge of the Woods, the scene with seated woman, in a red shawl, a small dog at her side, and with basket of feed, a donkey laden with large pack basket, and enjoying a meal, signed G. Morland at lower right, and in a 20th century frame
CONDITION: panel warped, and with glued split, paint with minor losses and inpainting, frame with separation at corners, and losses ti gesso
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $100
CIRCA: 1800

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Lot#: 603

DESCRIPTION: England, a portrait of a lady, the half length subject in a blue dress with black ribbon, her right wrist with pearl bracelet, and basket of wildflowers, a cluster of white flowers in her left hand, and wearing a black hat with wide ribbon tied under her chin, in an early 19th century, gilt Empire frame, the deep, cavetto molding with applied Grecian ornament
CONDITION: canvas relined, and mounted to a new stretcher, portrait cleaned, and with inpainting, minor abrasions and losses, frame dirty and with minor repairs, minor losses to gesso, significant losses to gilding
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $200
CIRCA: 1780
DIMENSIONS: 39.75in x 33.5in x 3in

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Lot#: 604

DESCRIPTION: Porcelain sign with white block letters on a cobalt blue field reading "Official Railway Timekeeper" on the first line, "N.J. Myers / Jeweler" on the second and third lines, and the address "350 Fulton St., Troy, N.Y." on the bottom line.
CONDITION: Small bend to the upper left corner. Several minor losses of the enamel on the edges of the sign, the largest about the size of a dime. There are 8 holes around the periphery for hanging, most with brass grommets.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $170
DIMENSIONS: 12in x 24in x

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Lot#: 605

DESCRIPTION: Victor Strong Box fireproof strong box, heavy steel box with black paint and gold pinstripes, cast handles on both ends, hinged lid with hasp for padlock, with applied S.C. Herring & Co., New York plaque with company name, address, scene with figures, and 1852 patent date from an earlier safe
CONDITION: An 1888 publication about New York recounts how the Herring company offered $1000 to any competitor safe that could last half as long as a Herring safe in resisting tools and fire. The brass plaque, taken off an earlier safe and applied to this one, on the top of this safe is a dramatic depiction of this challenge with distraught competitors, a test furnace in the background, and melted safes in the foreground. Some of the black paint has chipped or scratched off the case. The gold pinstripes have darkened. The brass plaque has verdigris, but is in excellent shape. This is a heavy item if shipping is a consideration.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $275
CIRCA: 1865
DIMENSIONS: 7.5in x 12in x 9in

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Lot#: 606

DESCRIPTION: National Cash Register Company, Dayton, OH, cash register floor cabinet, walnut case with 7 drawers and bottom supply compartment, the top with mounting holes, drawers and feet with brass hardware.
CONDITION: The cabinet has an original finish with some scratches on the corners and edges. There are some extra holes drilled on the right side. The drawer pulls may be later replacements. Numbers that once identified the drawers are absent. This is a large piece if shipping is a consideration.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 45in x 28.5in x 21in

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Lot#: 607

DESCRIPTION: Tinted ambrotype, image of a red brick New England dwelling with hip roof, three chimneys, clapboard ell and barn, a pair of tapered, white painted, chevron pattern trellises flanking the front entry, the landscape with a few saplings, low plantings along the side of the building, and evergreens in the background, contained in an embossed, velvet lined case
CONDITION: image very good, case with split hinge, exterior with wear and minor losses. Dimensions provided include frame.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $325
DIMENSIONS: 3.75in x 4.75in x .5in

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Lot#: 608

DESCRIPTION: Ruby glass quarter plate ambrotype, outdoor winter scene showing a stone church, a barn, and a clapboard structure with hip roof and chimney, the front with three signs, one reading "Post Office", the foreground with saplings and immature trees, possibly a village green, probably New England, contained in a fancy, molded thermoplastic frame with ring for hanging, mid 19th century
CONDITION: image crisp, with minor flaws, may with spotting, frame dirty, and with losses to corners at upper and lower left
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $325

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Lot#: 609

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotype, a sixth plate post mortem portrait of an elderly woman, the reclining figure next to a table with wine glass, glass bowl with fruit, and two medicine bottles, contained in an embossed, velvet lined case
CONDITION: image good, minor contaminants on plate, case hinge split, exterior with wear and losses
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $1000

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Lot#: 610

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotype, sixth plate with image of a young woman, her left forearm resting on a table with patterned cloth, wearing a plaid dress with black lace shawl and gloves, her gold jewelry including a cross, earrings, and rings, within an oval mat and contained in an embossed, velvet lined case
CONDITION: image very good with minor spotting, case hinge split, exterior dirty and with losses
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $250

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Lot#: 611

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotypes- 8 (Eight), all sixth plate, all portraits, some with tinting, including a young couple holding hands, two of John and Mary Bates of Medford, N.J., an image of a portrait of an older woman in profile, a distinguished gentleman before a landscape backdrop, and others, in embossed, velvet lined cases
CONDITION: very good to poor, cases with minor damage, losses, and repairs
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $700

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Lot#: 612

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotypes- 8 (Eight), sixth and ninth plate, all portraits, some with tinting, including a striking image of a boy with wide collar and cap, a young girl with coral necklace and seated in a paint decorated high chair, a seated gentleman with book, and others, in embossed, velvet lined cases
CONDITION: very good to poor, cases with minor damage, losses, and repairs
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $475

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Lot#: 613

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotypes- 9 (Nine), quarter, sixth and ninth plate, all portraits, some with tinting, including a boy in a single breasted coat from Philadelphia, a young child in a mid 19th century chair, a few distinguished gentlemen, and others, in embossed, velvet lined cases
CONDITION: very good to good, cases with minor damage, losses, and repairs
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $700

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Lot#: 614

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotypes- 13 (Thirteen), sixth and ninth plate, all portraits, including a young couple, the woman with beaded bag and nosegay, a vignetted boy, two of seated women with books, and others, contained in embossed, velvet lined cases
CONDITION: very good to fair, cases with minor damage, losses, and repairs
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $750

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Lot#: 615

DESCRIPTION: Glass lantern slides, large lot containing New England views, including farm scenes, street scenes, harbor scenes, farms and livestock, and a large number of views of American interest, all in color, including views of buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C., Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, and others, and a slide of the Monument to Daguerre, together with a 5 x 7 camera with Wollensak Optical Co. lens and plate holders
CONDITION: very good, a few slides with cracks, camera good overall, dirty and with wear
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $150

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Lot#: 616

DESCRIPTION: Glass lantern slides, large lot of images of sailing ships with key to many of the slides
CONDITION: dirty, otherwise very good
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $650

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Lot#: 617

DESCRIPTION: Glass lantern slides, large lot of New Hampshire views, many in color, including Mount Washington in summer and winter, the cog railway and railway engines, Lake Sunapee, Chocorua and others, a few slides with images of early homes, including the Fairbanks house in Dedham, Mass.
CONDITION: very good, a few slides with cracks
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $300

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Lot#: 618

DESCRIPTION: Glass negatives, large lot, the sizes ranging from 4 x 5 to 8 x 10, landscape and interior views, together with a number of prints and stereo views, and four framed photos on glass, including an 8 x 10 of Niagara Falls
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200
PRICE SOLD: $250

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Lot#: 619

DESCRIPTION: Panoramic Photographs- 2 (Two): (1) U.S. Navy dirigible airship and a hangar, photo by S. Clements 1926, 42" length image; (2) Gettysburg Penn., reenacted encampment on the date of the 50th anniversary of the battle, copyright Frank Edwards, Huntingdon, Penn., July 1913, 52" image length
CONDITION: (1) some foxing, but good condition (2) some staining, fair condition
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $80

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Lot#: 620

DESCRIPTION: Photographs and Panoramas:13 (Thirteen), ten framed and two unframed: two early farm photos including one of Rumford, Rhode Island; a covered bridge East New Portland, Maine, 1930; panorama New Hampshire White Mountains, 15" length; panorama Edward Hines lumber company, Hines, Oregon, 1930's, 41" length; panorama Pedro Miguel locks being built, Panama Canal, 22" length; panorama town square manned with soldiers, probably European, World War I era, 33" length; panorama school buildings, 31" length; panorama Bendorf on the Rhine River, Germany, Headquarters of the 9th Infantry, 1919, signed Shutz, Washington, D.C., 29" length; panorama homestead Hazeldean, 1908, 48" length; and two unframed photographs of valley and mountains, both signed A. Harris, 36" length.
CONDITION: All measurements are image length, not including frame. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $30

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Lot#: 621

DESCRIPTION: Photographs and Prints- 12 (Twelve) ; panoramic color print of hairpin turn on Mohawk Trail, 34" length; panoramic color print of Mount Vernon, 32" length; photo of mountains and cabin on lake, 19" length; 5 (Five) photos of young girl assembled in one frame; three landscape photographs, 10" x 13", with one signed Tom Ondrey; charming early print of girl in boat; panoramic print of Vatican City and St. Peter's Square, 37" length; panoramic color print of Niagara Falls, 33" length; panoramic color print of Stockholm, Sweden, 1912, 33" length; panoramic photograph Bergen by Knudsen & Co., 1921, 39" length
CONDITION: All measurements are image length, not including frame. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $130

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Lot#: 622

DESCRIPTION: Nineteenth century photographs- 25 (Twenty five), Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and two tintypes, quarter, sixth, and ninth plates, all portraits, including a ruby glass ninth plate occupational showing a moulder with a pair of rammers, a sixth plate Daguerreotype portrait of a woman with beaded bag, a sixth plate Daguerreotype of a young man with watch chain and seated in a Chippendale chair, a sixth plate ambrotype of a young couple, and many others, the majority contained in embossed, velvet lined cases.
CONDITION: very good to poor, some cases with minor damage, losses, and repairs
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $550

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Lot#: 623

DESCRIPTION: Antique Cameras- Large collection of cameras, lenses, and photographic equipment. Many antique cameras including Kodak "Brownie" models, a Kodak "Bantam", "Premo" models, Pentax SLR, film projector in case, a Blair Camera Co., compact model, binoculars, camera lenses, and many other early photography related items.
CONDITION: many of the cameras have original leather cases. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $950

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Lot#: 624

DESCRIPTION: Lot of nine coin and sterling silver, Terry family tea and table spoons, the first by Wm. Tuller & Co., with basket of flowers handle, and engraved "EA", a set of four marked Wm. Rogers Jr., and engraved "Lerria" and two pair, one by D.H. Buell, the other by E.M. Roberts & Co., all engraved "Terry"
CONDITION: all with minor scratches, wear and tarnish, two with minor spots of corrosion, a few bowls with minor dents. These spoons are from the clockmaking Terry family of Terryville, CT. The one spoon was no doubt engraved for Valeria Fidelia Terry (1855-1867), also called "Lerria" who died at age 11. She was the daughter of James Terry (1823-1871), lock manufacturer, and wife Valeria (Treat) Terry. James was the son of clockmaker Eli Terry, Jr. (1799-1841) after whom Terryville, CT was named. "Lerria" and her parents, grandparents and great grandfather, clockmaker Eli Terry, Sr. (1772-1852) are all buried in the small burying ground behind the Terryville Congregational Church, along with other members of the Terry clan.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $225
CIRCA: 1825 - 1865

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Lot#: 625

DESCRIPTION: Assortment of Antique and Unusual Items: lots includes a Tally one-cent trade stimulator, standing scale by Fairbanks, early pinball marble game, simple magnetometer, trench art ash trays, two thermometers, keys, bank, magnifying glass, powder flask, golden replicas of U.S. postage stamps, and books, and other interesting items.
CONDITION: Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $400

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Lot#: 626

DESCRIPTION: Walnut pedestal with square, stepped plinth and brass leaf and dart molding, supporting a fluted column with deeply molded, turned base and applied, cast brass laurel moldings, the capital with two astragal molded brass rings, bordering a sunken field with applied rosettes, and terminating in a cavetto molded top.
CONDITION: The finish has been rubbed down so it is smooth, but not completely uniform. There has been some shrinkage of the wood, so some of the ornaments and joints have small gaps. The base has some cracks in the wood. The brass piece have a warm patina.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $375
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 43in x 12.5in x 12.5in

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Lot#: 627

DESCRIPTION: Topps Baseball Cards- 170 (One Hundred Seventy) including Ken Boyer #100, Al Kaline #130, Billy Williams #220, Bert Campaneris #266, Dave DeBusschere #297, Vada Pinson #355, Curt Simmons #373, John Roseboro #405, J. Beauchamp & L. Dierker Rookie Card #409, Tom Tresh #440, etc.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $60

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Lot#: 628

DESCRIPTION: Geo. Baker & Co., late G. Baker-Troll & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, 21" cylinder music box playing 12 tunes on three combs over three octaves in a burl walnut and Carpathian elm burled veneer case with ebonized accents
CONDITION: the mechanism that has been fully restored by Henry Childs of Michigan and has a couple patches and small ding to the lid veneer and some deep scratches that have been nicely restored, but are visible at certain angles. Back right foot has a little damage. The right side panel has a repaired crack and some roughness on the edges. The left side panel has some veneer roughness on the edges as well. The 21 inch nickel plated cylinder and movement has been nicely cleaned and restored. The original tune card is missing. The tips on all the teeth in the three combs are present. The cylinder has a small ding. Seven teeth have been professionally restored.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $5000
PRICE SOLD: $1500
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 9.25in x 37.25in x 13in

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Lot#: 629

DESCRIPTION: Regina Music Box Company, Rahway, N.J., "Style 50" table top music box, playing 15.5 inch discs on a double comb, short bed plate, spring wound movement in quarter sawn oak serpentine case with matching disc cabinet, with 35 discs including many waltzes.
CONDITION: Nicely refinished music box and cabinet. Music box plays, but was not tested extensively. The dimensions provided are for the music box on the stand.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $3000
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 47in x 24in x 22in

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Lot#: 630

DESCRIPTION: Regina Musical Box Co., Rahway, N.J., "Style 11a" 15.5 inch double comb music box with 10 discs, oak case with stepped ogee base and locking drawer, rope molding, stepped, molded lid, the inside with music-themed Regina lithograph, front metal plate reading "Murray, Spink Co. / Providence, R.I.".
CONDITION: The case has an original finish with one small loss to the molding on the lower right side. The drawer is missing three of the four inner trays. The front left foot is a replacement. New screws hold the oak panels around the bed. One of these panels has a longitudinal split. The original paper lithograph under the lid has been repaired with transparent tape. The combs are in good condition, although one can see a lot of oxidation on the lead pieces below. The music box plays wells and there are not teeth missing, but the mainspring has broken or become unhooked so that a full wind cannot be achieved. Three working locks with keys for drawer and lid.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $900
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 11in x 23in x 18in

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Lot#: 631

DESCRIPTION: Mermod Frères, St. Croix, Switzerland, "Stella Concert No. 150", cylinder music box with duplex comb, playing 14 inch discs in a mahogany case with molded base and lid, with15 discs.
CONDITION: mahogany case is dusty, but is in excellent condition. The box plays when wound, but the volume isn't all that it could be. Inside edge of case is worn where the discs rub when inserting and removing. Nice Stella logo on the inside of lid that has a gouge from the handle on the mechanism. Stella discs do not have projections. Many of the discs have copyright dates from the 1890s. Jacot retailer plaque under the lid.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 11.5in x 24in x 19.75in

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Lot#: 632

DESCRIPTION: Regina music box stand in oak with turned legs, center section holding a series of vertical slats for music box disc storage, table top with beaded edge.
CONDITION: The stand has an original finish that has turned a bit dark with age. The finish is worn on the four corners of the top where the music box feet rested. Some minor scratches on the legs and edges of the top. A very nice companion to a table top music box.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $200
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 24in x 22in

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Lot#: 633

DESCRIPTION: Swiss, 8 tune, music box with rosewood veneered top with marquetry inlay featuring flowers, grain painted sides with inlay in the front and ebonized inside of the lid with a tune card, 13 inch cylinder with one piece comb.
CONDITION: The box is complete, but in need of a cleaning. The top is a little warped. The latch that mates with the lock is missing. The teeth on the comb have been repaired in two places at the upper end. The tips on the comb are all intact. There is a small rust spot on the comb. The box plays well but sounds a little buzzy Tune card has damaged edges.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $160
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 5.75in x 22.5in x 8.5in

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Lot#: 634

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, cylinder music box, playing 10 tunes on an 8.5 inch cylinder in a figured sycamore box with original polychrome tune card under the lid.
CONDITION: case with nicely figured wood, probably refinished. There are a few small scratches to the finish on the top Tune card is worn at the corners, but colorful and legible. Mechanism is dirty, but the comb teeth are all present and whole. Good sound.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $170
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 5.5in x 17in x 8in

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Lot#: 635

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, music box playing 4 tunes with a 3.5 inch cylinder on a comb with 44 teeth in wood case grain-painted to look like rosewood with a floral motif on the lid. Tunes include "Home Sweet Home", "Dancing in the Barn", "The Star Spangled Banner", and one other.
CONDITION: the case in is in very good overall condition with some small scratches and wear at the edges. The music box plays when wound and the fly coaxed. The stop mechanism will need to be reassembled with the included parts. Label inside lid is nearly complete and lists the song titles in English.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $250
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 4.5in x 11.25in x 6.5in

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Lot#: 636

DESCRIPTION: Thomas A. Edison, Orange, NJ "Standard" model cylinder phonograph in an oak case with black tin "witch's hat" horn and 22 assorted cylinders.
CONDITION: case is in good condition with clear Edison logo. Cylinders by assorted makers including Edison, Oxford, Columbia, and others. Unit did operate during our brief test, but will probably require mechanical attention.
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1905
DIMENSIONS: 12.5in x 13in x 9.5in

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Lot#: 637

DESCRIPTION: Germany, turtle form singing bird box in silver, the bird activated by a pull slide at the rear, the turtle head moving back and forth as the bird performs
CONDITION: working well, bird with losses to feathers
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $2200
CIRCA: 20th c.
DIMENSIONS: 2.5in x 3.5in x 7in

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Lot#: 638

DESCRIPTION: France, attributed to Bontems, automata with three caged, singing birds, the gilt cage having a rectangular wooden base with canted corners, decorated with foliate ornament, and containing the keywound mechanism, the cage containing brightly colored, life size songbirds who vocalize, turn their heads and flick their tails in turn when activated
CONDITION: base with minor losses to surface, now painted gold, cage dirty, with minor bends, floor of cage and birds extremely dusty, losses to feathers, working very well
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1900

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Lot#: 639

DESCRIPTION: Germany, probably Karl Griesbaum, singing bird box, gilt brass case with ornate filigree applique, the front with slide for activating the bird, appearing from beneath the oval cover and performing on demand, 20th century
CONDITION: losses to gilding, bird lacking feathers and with one wing detached, not working
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $850

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